Costus barbatus grow and care – herbaceous geophyte of the genus Costus also known as Spiral gingers, Costus barbatus perennial evergreen used as ornamental fragrant plant can grow in tropics, mediterranean or subtropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.
Leaves color green with some variegate varieties in color green with white, leaves shape elliptic and grow in rosette structure.
Costus barbatus flower
Flower fragrant color yellow grows inside bracts.
Bracts color can be: red hive shape.
Costus barbatus for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy VIDEO How to grow Costus barbatus growing and care:
Warm climate all year
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? In order to get the same as the mother plant yes Difficulties or problems when growing: ? Spring, summer, autumn Planting season: Slugs Pests and diseases: Pruning season: All year How to prune: Dead leaves and stems Size of the plant? 1-2.5 m, 40-100 inches Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing / Medium growing Average amount of water / Big amount of water Water requirement: Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade / Full shape Yes Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Blooming information Can bloom most of the year mostly in summer to autumn Bloom season: General information about the flower: Fragrant flower the color yellow flowers grow inside bracts, bracts color red and the shape is hive shape. Scientific name:
Categories of growing
Autumn Planting, Spring Planting, Summer planting
Light exposure requirements:
Full sun Plants, Part shade Plants, Shade Plants
Climates that the plant can grow:
Mediterranean Climate, Subtropics Climate, Tropics Climate
Growing speed of the plant:
Average growing plants, Fast growing plants
Evergreen, Herbaceous, Perennial plant
Colored leaves, Fragrance, Ornamental plants
Requirements for watering the plant:
Big amount of water, Regularly water
Hardiness zone 10, Hardiness zone 11, Hardiness zone 12, Hardiness zone 13
Ornamental flower, Ornamental leaves, Ornamental plant
Autumn flowers, Spring flowers, Summer flowers
Red flower, Yellow flower